The story has been updated with comments from Danaher's second-quarter earnings conference call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today reported a 4 percent year-over-year increase in revenues for the second quarter, while Life Sciences and Diagnostics revenues rose nearly 6 percent.

For the three months ended June 28, the Washington, DC-based conglomerate pulled in total revenues of $4.74 billion, up from $4.55 billion, topping the consensus Wall Street estimate of $4.72 billion.

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